Workplaces, like the industries that use them, have evolved over time. Indeed, workplace philosophy used to be all about productivity, featuring oceans of cell-like cubicles and florescent lights. Now, employers know that happy employees make for better and more creative work, and many offices have come to reflect that fact. If you are looking for a way to beautify your office, to maximize productivity, and increase employee satisfaction about their workplace, consider a couple of these options.
Foster Good Vibes
Possibility is the foundation of productivity, so spreading good vibes can really transform the workplace. Start a positivity project, where everyone in the office writes down three things that they are grateful for every day.
Let the Light In
Countless studies have shown that employees are happier and more productive the more sunlight they are able to absorb during the day. If your office space doesn’t accommodate for much light, consider lining the walls with mirrors, to emphasize what light you do have, redesigning your space so it’s more open, and getting plants that thrive in shadier areas.
Consider Work From Home as an Option
The virtual office is in vogue and is good for both the employer and the employee. Nearly six out of 10 employers identify cost savings as a significant benefit to telecommuting, and 80% of employers view it as a job perk. Indeed, 67% of professionals agree that working remotely is productive. So, if there are any things that can be done from any computer, consider setting up a program to allow some of your employees to work from home, even if its just part of the time. The chance to work remotely can be a major game changer for a lot of people.
Surprise Your Employees
A surprise catered lunch, an impromptu happy hour, or an unexpected music appreciation gathering during office time can seriously boost office morale and camaraderie. Show your employees that you are willing to go the extra mile to make their lives better.
A unique office solution will increase retention, increase employee productivity, and make your company a more desirable place to work. Your office space should be a place you and your employees look forward to going!